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Resource Guides for Kin Caregivers and Those Who Work with Them

A white grandparent walks with two young grandchildren, holding one in her arms. Their backs are to the camera as they make their way along a paved path in the woods.

The following list contains examples of state-specific resource guides, released within the past five years, for kinship families and those who serve them. These types of written resources can be very helpful to help explain the various legal options available to kin caregivers. They are most useful when they are state-specific, as laws and policies impacting these families vary greatly around the country.

Please note that the following resource guides have not been evaluated by the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network or Generations United and are provided as examples to others interested in creating similar guides in their communities. The list is being updated as more resource guides come to our attention. If you have a guide you’d like to share, please email it to us at

Guides by State/Territory



DC-Metro Area




New Hampshire

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina



South Carolina



  • Texas Kincare Primer, on behalf of the Texas Kincare Taskforce, with the assistance of members of the Taskforce and the Texas State Relatives as Parents Program, Revised May 2023
  • Kinship Manual, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services



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